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ARCHITECT SUPPLIES P \ | k V SCHOOL SUPPLIES Ql fjljllf) FINE STATIONERY WWI,W __ 2029 Second Ave. LATE BOOKS—OUR PRICE ONLY $1.08 BESSEMER OF JE SHOWS AN INCREASE BUSINESS FOR THE PAST MONTH LARGER THAN THAT OF OCTO BER—NEW BUILDING NEEDED. THE RUSTLER NOW A V/EEKLY. Bessemer. December 3.—(Special.)—The business of the Bessemer postoffice is steadily increasing from month to month. The. total receipts for the month of No vember were $1019.42 against $1000 for Oc tober. I^ie number of special delivery let ters handled by the office for the month was 244. The present offlce room is inadequate. The one handicap that the postoffice of ficials are confronted with is the lack of room. The people have been looking for ward for a long time to a new govern ment building and one that has been se cured for the city through the efforts of Congressman Underwood is very much needed. Already a handsome site has been pur chased by the government at. the corner of Nlnteenth street and Fourth avenue, and a hill has been introduced in the house of representatives by Congressman Underwood, providing for an appropria tion of $100,000 with which to erect the building. It can be safely stated that by this time next year the postofflce Duilding will be in course of construc tion. Rustler Becomes a Weekly. The Rustler, the only daily paper pub- i lished in Bessemer, has announced that hereafter the paper will only appear once a week. The paper states that it was compelled to take the step for lack of patronage. The Rustler has been pub lished for about seven months. A car loaded with tw'enty-six bales of cotton on the track of the Alabama Great Southern railroad caught fire yesterday from the sparks of the engine that was hauling the car. The fire department was called out and succeeded in extin guishing the flames, but not until they had done considerable damage. Social and Personal. Samuel Stein and Jerry Fountain have returned from Montgomery, where they j attended the meeting of the grand chap- j The Lending and Representative Business College of the South. BE SPUNKY. Don’t be content to drift along Come to Birming ham, take a Business Course at this College—in a very short time you’ll be in a position to earn a salary 50 per cent larger than you now earn and your tasks easier. WE GUARANTEE POSITIONS TO GRADUATES. SEND FOR CATALOGUE. BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS COLLEGE, WILLARD J. WHEELER, Pres’t. Potter Building. BIRMINGHAM. ter of the Royal Arch Masons of Ala bama. C. A. Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla., is stopping at the Grand. George Peterson of Baltimore, Is In the city looking after business interests. Thomas George of Grand Rapids, is registered at the Grand. The ladies of the Baptist church are making preparations to hold a doll ba zaar In a vacant room In the Rebie build ing from the 15th to the 17th of December inclusive. The following committees have been appointed to perfect the arrange ments Doll booth—Mrs. J. F. Kent, manager, assisted by Mrs. E. K. Hanby, Mrs. W. W. Hollingsworth. Mrs. W. A. Simmons, Mrs. Faircloth and Mrs. Morgan. Cake booth—Mrs. J. A. Nabors, man ager; Mrs. W. F. Hurt. Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. E. B. Hardin. Mrs. Barnett, Mrs. C. H. Brownrigg and Miss Otie Shipman. Popcorn booth—Miss Morgan, manager; ?'IIsses Ruby Reynolds. Mattie and Wil lena Allen. Mahel Rogers and Miss Terry. Candy booth-- Miss Carrie Cockrell, manager; Misses Alberta Cockrell, Paul ine Johnston. Pearl Burgin. Lillian Rog ers, Mrs. Hugh Bryant, Mrs. Charles Brownrigg. Fancy work booth—Miss Velma Burgin, manager; Misses Ella Burgin, Stella Clewis. Mildred Smith, Mrs. W. H. Por- I ter, Mrs. C. B. Rogers. Mrs. E. C. Moore. I Novelty booth—Mrs. A. M. Winters, j manager; Mrs. W. H. Brannon, Mrs. Rat cliff. Mrs. C. S. Drumheller. Misses Corrle Owens, Lucy Reynolds, Johnella Lips comb. Refreshment committee—Mrs. McKin ney, manager; Mrs. Hurt, Mrs. Estes, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Owens, Mrs. E. G. Randle. Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Waller, Mrs. Brannon. Soliciting committee—Mrs. Barnett, manager; Mrs. Rush Randall, Mrs. T. T. Huey. Mrs. Kent. Mrs. Reynolds. Advertising committee—Mrs. Huey, manager; Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. J. If. Wil liamson. BOTH THIGHS BROKEN. Flagman Tennyson Fatally Injured By Brake Beams. Anniston, December 3 —(Special.!—J. L. Tennyson, a flagman on the Alabama Min eral division of the Louisville and Nash ville railroad, residing In this city, met with an accident at Calera which resulted in his death. Tn some unaccountable way both of his legs were caught in the brake beams and both thighs were broken in several places. He was carried to Bir mingham and placed in a hospital, but died shortly after his arrival there. His remains were carried to Cullman, his former home, where the funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon. Tennyson was nmout 35 years of age and leaves a wife and one child. PUTTING UP NEW LINE. Western Union Doing Large Business Between Calera and Attalla. Anniston, December 3.—(Special.)—Th# Western Union Telegraph company Is con- 1 structing a new line of wire between Calera and Attalla on the line of the 1 Louisville and Nashville railroad. Work on the new line was commenced Monday morning and will be pushed to a rapid completion. The additional line was made necessary by the increase In the volume of busines. of the Alabama Mineral division of the Louisville and Nashville railroad and also of the business of the telegraph company between these points. The new line will be used for both commercial and railroad business. CONFERENCE BEGINS. Methodist Episcopal Church, North, Is Holding Session In Anniston. Anniston, December 3.—(Special.)—The annual conference of the Methodist Epis copal church, north, met in St. Paul's church in this city this morning. The session was presided over by Bishop Cyrus D. Foss of Philadelphia. He arriv ed Tuesday and is stopping at the Ala bama. The conference is held for Alabama, ft part of Georgia, Tennessee and Florida, and many ministers and laymen are in attendance. About twenty-five ministers arrived Tuesday and others reached the city today. t Negroes Acquitted. Anniston, December 3.—(Special)—Rob ert Carr, Thomas Black. Avery Turner and Albert Jelks, negroes, wore tried before uJdge Crook yesterday afternoon on a charge of murdering Robert Har ris, another negro, in Jacksonville some time ago, and were acquitted. All forms of scrofula, salt rheum, and eczema are cured by Hood’s Sarsaparilla, the blood purifier. _ i WITH THREE MONTHS’ SUBSCRIPTION TO Daily Age-Herald The Age-Herald will give with every three months’ subscription one of its specially prepared Wall Atlases, • showing Maps of the State, Nation and Globe, with condensed information of all the countries of the earth. Also gives the population of every town in Alabama. The best atlas, undoubtedly, yet gotten out, being strictly up to date and com plete in every particular. MANY COKE OVENS ARE CLOSED DOWN TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE OPERATED BY THE T. C., I. & R. R. CO. at PRATT CITY WILL BE IDLE PERHAPS A MONTH. Pratt City, December 3.—(Special)—Two hundred and seventy-five coke ovens of the Pratt City batteries, belonging to the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad com pany, were closed down today lor re pairs. The suspension threw about 125 men out of employment. The work of repairing will be begun at once and, it is thought, that by the first of the month the ovens will be ready to start up again. T*he Oriental order, a side degree of the Knights of Pythias, was organized at the Knights of Pythias hall last night with a membership of eighteen. A large num ber of Orientals from other lodges In the district was present. After *he work of Initiation had been completed a large number of those present, repaired to Thehern’s cafe, where plates were laid for forty. The guests spent fhe rest of the evening In feasting and speech-mak ing. The speakers were W. K. McAdory, II. C. Miller. J. N. Vincent. W. T, Terry, J. H. Brown and W. T. Williamson. Social and Personal. Mayor E. J. Hudnall. Dr. R. F. Dove lady, C. D. Comstock, Pat Felton and F. L. Stovall have returned from Montgom ery, where they have been attending the meeting of the grand chapter of the Roval Arch Masons of Alabama The ladies of the Baptist cKurch will conduct a sale of fancy articles at the postofflce from December 14 to 19, inclu sive. Dr. and Mrs. W. U Jones Informally en tertained a few of their friends tonight at their home on East Highlands. Among those present were Mr. Nola Young. Miss Beulah Young. Mr. E. E. Cale and Xlr. C. W. Overstreet. WARRIOR Remains of Postmaster Shindlebower Laid to Rest—Other News. Warrior. December 3.—(Special.)—The funeral of T. J. Shindlebower, late post master of this place, occurred today and was largely attended. All the membera of his family were present, the Rev. Frank Hewitt officiating. The pall-hear ers were Frank Hewitt of Birmingham. T. M Davidson, I-ogan Brake, John Col lins. J Rell and Dave Schultz. The cere mony was in accordance with the wlshea of the deceased and very simple. The minister, who was the oldest friend of the late postmaster. In a few words, eulo gized the character of the dead man, summing him up as a man "who was true to his principle* and a despiser of a hypo crite." The greater portion of the fami ly returned to Birmingham after the fun eral. The track for the new Mabel mines is being laid and operations will commence as soon as it is completed. The mines are situated about two miles from town and when in operation will give employ ment to 200 men. A number of citizens are already after the position made vacant by the death of Postmaster Shindlebower. The office pays about 1700 a year, and will probably be the object of the ambition of many local republicans. The concensus of opin ion is that Dr. Walter Young will be ap pointed, as the young doctor Is one of the most popular men In town. He was the right-hand man of the late postmas ter and has been In charge of the office for some time. The majority of the re publicans in this beat are in favor of him. He has been reared In Warrior, knows everyone in the county and is considered a man of good business qual ities. GREAT PROGRESS MADE. Alabama Steel and Wire Company’s Plant Nearing Completion. Gadsden. December 3.—(Special.)—Dur ing the past two weeks great progress has been made at the mammoth steel plant of the Alabama Steel and Wire company, although to a casual observer It seems as though very little has been accomplished. The work Is necessarily slow on account of the great undertaking and the tardy delivery of material. The covering and siding of the large buildings Is now being put on and it will take sev eral weeks longer to complete this part of the work. In the open-hearth building the brick work is progressing rapidly. The soak ing pits have been completed and the roll ing mill Is being rushed forward. At the furnace there seems little to be done now except to touch the torch. A great deal of raw material Is being unloaded and the ore bins are nearly half full. When the plant Is put In commission there will be plenty of material on hand. Captain Elliott Builds School House. Gadsden. December 3.—(Special. )--Cap taln J. M. Elliott. Jr., has just completed a pretty and comfortable school house on his farm, two miles south of the city, which will be used by the tenantry on his farm. Captain Elliott will also em ploy the teacher for the school and pay him out of his own funds, thereby cost ing the parents nothing. Quite a num ber of people are employed on the farm and when the fruit begins to bear more will be given employment. Counting those trees that are now being set out. there will be 52,400 trees on this one fruit farm. Will Erect Stables. Gadsden, December 3.—(Special.)—Ma jor W. J. Slbert has commenced the work of tearing down the unsightly wood en buildings on East Fourth street, pre paratory to the erection of a large two story brick stable, which will be occupied by Sullivan & Bramlett. The building will front 81 feet on Fourth street and run back 100 feet part of the way and 64 feet the remainder, and is to be completed by January 1. Kyle Lumber Company Busy. Gadsden, December 3.—(Special.)—The saw mill of the Kyle Dumber company Is now working two hours extra each day in order to keep up with their orders, but they And this will not do. so they will put on a day and a night force In a few more days. Several million feet of logs have accumulated at the mill here and at the loging camps In Cherokee county. Will Hold Memorial Services. Anniston, December 3.—(Special.)—The members of the Alabama lodge No. 18*. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will hold a memorial service In honor of the departed members at the Noble Street theatre next Sunday after noon. beginning at 3 o'clock. There are three departed members of the Anniston lodge, C. H. Robinson, Foster F. Stock ton and Metkins Browning. ENSLEY COUNCIL HOLDSNMEETINC All Differences With B. R. L & P. Co. Are Adjusted LIGHT CONTRACT IS MADE Company Agrees to Furnish Steel City With Street Lights for a Period of Ten Years at $80 a Light Per Annum. Ensley. Pece-mber 3.—(Special.)—The city council met tonight with all the members present. The differences that' have been existing between the board and the Birmingham Railway. Light and Power company were satisfactorily ad justed. the reports of the city officers for the month of November were read and some important business was transacted. President Jemlson of the Birmingham Raitwuy. TJght and Power company, ad dt*ssed the board, after which a special committee retired and brought in tho following report: "The Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company agrees to furnish the city of Ensley with street lights for a term of ten years for a sum of ISO a light per year. The company also agrees to furnish the city four arc lights free, so long ns the license of the company to do business In Ensley shall remain at 1200 per annum. The company further agrees to lower the Twentieth street grade opposite the First Methodist church lot and to pass the members of the volunteer fire department on Its lines." The report was adopted. The committee appointed to rearrange the ward lines of the city made its re port, which was adopted. The changes are all minor ones. The committee to draw up plans and specifications for the new sanitary and sewerage systems reported that with the aid of the city engineer and Engineer J. W. Kendrick they had the plans ready to submit as soon as the transference of the bonds had been completed. The judiciary committee was empower ed to meet on December 7, 9 and 11 for the purpose of arranging a schedule of li censes for the year 1904. Under the head of reports of officers the city treasurer reported that t h« amount collected for November was $1542. 84; the amount disbursed $2135.48; balance still on hand. $1218.77. The chief of police's report showed the number of arrests for the month to he 166, the number convicted 126 and the amount collected in fines $905.50 RESULT A SURPRISE. Walker Forces Score Sweeping Victory In Florence Election. Florence, December 3.—(Special.)—The result of the municipal election held In this city yesterday wfas a surprise to ev ery one, even the friends of the Walker ticket not expecting such a sweeping vic tory as was scored. The old hoard of aldermen stood for re flection with the exception of T. J. Phil lips from the sixth ward, that ward being represented on the ticket by W. L. Ful ton. The opposition did not succeed in electing a man. the majorities of the ad ministration candidates ranging from more than 3 to 1, to comfortable figures. Mayor A. E. Walker received 366 votes and his opponent. Judge H. C. Jones, 171. The aldermen elected are: First ward, W'. L. McFarland; Second ward, W. E. Sharpe; Third ward, M. Coplan; Fourth ward. R. N. Harris: Fifth ward, George W. Porter; sixth ward, W. L. Fulton; Seventh ward, C. L. Blakely. Eighty-six votes were challenged. In al most every instance by the Jones people, hut with the elimination of all these May or Walker’s majority is still 109. The election was a quiet one. and the only aftermath was a few cases in the police court this morning. FOLK ISSUES CALL. Insurance Men Will Lay Their Claims Before Congress. ^ashville. December 3.—State Insurance Commissioner Folk, chairman of the spec ial committee appointed at the recent convention of National Insurance Com missioners. held in Boston, today issued a call for the committee to meet in Wash ington, Tuesday. December 8. The special committee was appointed to bring to the attention of congress the necessity of legislation to deny the use of the mails to bogus insurance com panies. Chairman Folk received a tele graphic message today from Senator Dry den of New Jersey, who will have charge of the proposed bill in the senate, to the effect that the senate committee on post office and post roads will be ready to take up the matter on December 8. A REED SHAKEN WITH THE WIND. Without Will Power, Courage, Ambi tion, Energy or Hope, the Dyspeptic Is Willing to Give Up the Struggle. The confirmed dyspeptic has as little in terest in lifo as any human being. He ;s unfitted for Its duties and is indifferent to its charms. He is unable to enjoy the business and social relations that consti tute the life of the average man. All his hopes are absorbed by the one hope to get well and again be able to enjoy the good things of life. Until this is realized, he is sjrk at heart and feels himself to be of little use. Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets are the suf ferer's tree of life. They will cure him and bring him health and happiness Just as sure and certain as he takes them. They are sure because they are natural and no other cure but a natural one is sure. They act on the food and digest it Just as well as a stomach wrould. They contain exactly the same chemical prop erties as the digestive fluids of the stom ach. By putting Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets in a bottle or jar with any kind of food meat, eggs or vegetables, with sufficient amount of water, the process of digestion is carried out Just as it is In a healthy human stomach and in the same time. There is consequently no unnatural dis turbance of the digestive organs resulting from the use of Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tab | lets. They relieve the weak and worn-out I stomach of its work and permit it to rest up and recuperate and regain its normal health and strength. A well known Buffalo physician says: “I prescribe Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets on ail occasions as a relief for weakened and run-down stomachs. I find they con tain all the ingredients necessary for the proper digestion of the food and will do more to give the stomach the needed rest than any medicine I could prescribe. They have never failed to give immediate relief in all my cases and I do not hesitate to recommend them to all sufferers from dyspepsia.” Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets are for sale by all druggists at 60 cents a box. We make all kinds of cuts. The Age-Herald Engraving Ca CRUSHED BETWEEN TWO FREIGHT CARS — STOREKEEPER FOR BIRMINGHAM MINING AND CONTRACTING CO. ( AT READERS MINES VICTIM OF TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. j Bessemer, December 3.—(Special.V—'W. E. Trucks, storekeeper for the Birming ham Mining and Contracting company, was caught today between two cars on I the Birmingham Mineral road while checking freight into the company’s store at Reader’s mines and badly hurt. Mr. Trucks was standing between the bump ers of two cars when a third car was switched on the track and drove the two I cars together. He was terribly crushed and is not expected to live The injured man lived at Readers’ sid ing, about one mile from Bessemer, and has a family. He is a member of the Woodman of the World, Bessemer lodge. TUSCALOOSA NEWS. Tuscaloosians Are Honored by the Ma sons at Montgomery. Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)—At the masonic conclave In Montgomery the following Tuscaloosians were honored: Dr. W. E. Bingham was made the esteemed grand master of the second vdl of the royal arch masons; W. J. Cronier, grand captain of the guard; Walter Smith, grand steward of the council. Mrs. Rhena G. Mosher of Westfield, New’ York, and Mrs. Frances E. Beau champ of Lexington, Ky., both officers of the National Women's Christian Temper ance union, have arrived in the city to attend the state convention. The advanced pupils of Miss Stella Har ris will entertain at a piano recital in her studio this evening at 8 o’clock. Dr. Joseph Leland has returned to New Orleans to resume his studies in medicine at Tulane. He will receive the degree of M. D. in the spring. SECOND DAY’S SESSIONS HELD. Many Reports Are Read by the Colored Methodists. Tuscaloosa. December 3.—(Special.)— ! Yesterday was the second day’s session of the North Alabama conference, colored i Methodist Episcopal church, which is in session at Northport. The meeting was called to order by Bishop R. S. Williams. D. D., and the principal business trans acted was the reports from the different districts. In a short while nearly one hundred reports were read and each showed much growth over last year. A liberal collection was taken by the con ference to assist the Rev. G. F. Welch of Birmingham in the erection of the large brick Methodist church whtch is now un der construction in Birmingham. The col lection amounted to several hundred dol lars. The missionary secretary received . for missions $383.00. Students Discuss Dancing. Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)— For some time past there has been talk at the university of lessening the num ber of dances given and participated in by the students. A committee consisting of one representative from each class and also one from each fraternity met with President Abercrombie to decide the num ber of dances that might be given by the students, but no definite step was taken other than to suggest that in the future subscription dances be prohibited. It was learned that a large per cent of the dances given are gotten up by sub scription. The committee will meet again with President Abercrombie tomorrow afternoon, when some definite action will he decided on. Corolla Board Appointed. Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)—At a recent meeting of the faculty of the University of Alabama the following edi torial hoard of the Corolla, the University annual, w’as appointed for the present year: Business manager, W. W. Dur den, senior law department, Thnmasville; assistant business manager, Allen Cren shaw, academic, 1904. Colquitt; senior class representatives, R. C. Spier, Furman; and Miss Louise Reid, Birmingham; junior class representatives, W. C. Oates, Jr., Montgomery, and Miss Mary Moody, Tuscaloosa; sophmore class representa tive. Jelks H. Cahaniss. Birmingham; law department representatives, W. A. Blount, 1904, Pensacola. Fla.; and D. H. Elling ton, 1905. Dispensary Report Read. Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)— At the regular monthly meeting of the mayor and board of aldermen last even ing, after the transaction of several mat ters of minor importance the following dispensary report for the month of No vember was read by Dispenser J. M. Daniel: Sales for November, $9625.10; pro fits for November, $2505.10; largest day's sales, $820.85; smallest day's sales, $180.45; average day’s sales, $385.00; open for business 24'/2 days; total sales since Jan uary 1, 1903, $87,678.63; profits since Jan uary 1, 1903, $21,610.30. Wed at Huntsville. Huntsville, December 3. — (Special.)— Miss Annie Oeron, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Yeatman Geron, and Mr. F. E. Feltus of Birmingham were quiet ly married Tuesday evening at the home of the bride’s parents on Walker Btreet. The Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated, and tho ceremony was attended by a small party of relatives and Intimate friends. Mr. and Mrs. Feltus have gone to Birming ham, where the former Is engaged In business. Quiet Wedding Performed. Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)— A quiet wedding was solemnized last evening at the residence of W. A. Hough ston on Greensboro avenue. The con tracting parties were Edgar Duran and Ml8H Lillie Weathers, both of Birming- j ham. The ceremony was impressively performed by Dr. L. O. Dawson of the Baptist church and was witnessed by only a few friends. i ne groom is secretary 1 of the Alabama Lumber company at Birmingham. Will Hold Memorial Services. Huntsville, December 3.—(Special.)—The Elks of this city will hold memorial ser vices in their hall next Sunday and ad dresses eulogizing dead members of the Huntsville lodge will he delivered. Next Sunday will be observed as memorial day by Elk lodges all oVer the country. Merchants Bankrupt. Huntsville. December 3.—(Special.)— Browning Bros., merchants at Brick, Ala., have filed a voluntary petition In bank ruptcy rru"'- "abilities are about $500 an< Bladder and Urinary Troubles Promptly Cured by Swamp-Root Because Swamp-Root is the Host Gentle Healer and Natural Aid to the Kidneys and Bladder That Has Ever Been Discovered. 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In writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure tp say that you rend this generous offer in the Birmingham Daily Age-Herald. JAIL BURNED. Five Negro Prisoners Are Rescued From the Flames. Montgomery, December 3.—A special from Russellville, Ala., says: The Franklin county Jail was burner! to day and it is believed that the prisoners started the flames. The five Inmates, ail i negroes, were taken from the burning building In safety. The property loss is about $9000. Cotton Oil Plant Idle. Huntsville, December 3.—(Special )—Op eration of the Huntsville plant of the Alabama Cotton Oil company, which em ploye more than 100 men, has been sus pended temporarily because of InatiUty to get cotton s^ed. The plant will be re paired while it Is idle and operations will be resumed night and day when enough seed to run it is received here. Literary Society Elects Officers. Tuscaloosa, December 3.—(Special.)— At the recent meeting of the Phllomathic Literary society of the University of Ala bama the following officers were elected for the second term: President, R. <\ Spier; vice-president. E. K. Chambers; secretary and treasurer. D. H. Edding ton; critic. McGlatherty; sergeant al arms, R. T. Pritchett. Marriage at Camp Hill. Camp Hill, December 3.—(Special.)—Mr. Joseph Flurry and Miss Zarra Lee of prominent families, were married here this j evening, the Rev. J. W. Gregory officl- I ating. An Unaccountable Taste. From the Baltimore American. “I have called,” chirped the seedy-look Ing individual, “to see you on a very irn portent matter. The question of one's lineage and personal pride in one’s ances try is becoming daily more absorbingly interesting. I should like, my dear air. to get up your family tree.’’ With wondering eyes and mouth agape, Father Hornihand mechanically picked a head of timothy out of his whiskers and said: ‘Well, I’ll be dummed! I reckon that ol‘ louc that's been a-atandin' lhaz ever since 1 was a kid ’ll do as well as any. an' ye'll find th' stcpladder in th* woodshed.” A Woman’s Pride. From the New York Press. Mere man Is a novice at smuggling. It requires a smart woman to do tlie trick and throw dust in T'nclc Snmuel's eyes. One American unfortunate, after reciting all the details of liis adventure, was thus taken to tusk by his better seven-eights: “Of course! You dear, stupid old dunce. Why on earth didn’t you hove the drawn work washed before you left Mexico?” “Washed? What for? What good would that have done?.P brown the customs officers off the track, silly. With the new work In your possession you were bring ing In merchantable articles, therefore dutiable. Had they been washed they would not have been merchantable, there fore not dutiable. Hereafter whenever you smuggle linens or laces have them washed.” Cause for It. From the Philadelphia Press. Hungry Hank—DIh paper says daf drinkin makes yer nervous. Wouldn't dat jar you? Dry Dan—Well, sometimes 1 git nerv ous when I’m drinkin' a glass o' whisky'. Hungry Hank-Aw. git out! Dry Dan—Sure! it makes me nervous to think mebbe I won’t git another. I I WITH THREE MONTHS' SUBSCRIPTION TO DAILY AGE HERALD THE AGE-HERALD will give with every three months’ subscription one of its specially prepared ...Wall Atlases... showing Maps of the State, Nation and Globe, with condensed information of all the countries of the earth. Also gives the population of every town in Alabama. The best atlas, un doubtedly, yet gotten out, being strictly up-to date and complete in every particular.